It’s official! Yes! I have decided! There is no turning back after I type these words… I am PERFECTLY IMPERFECT! Yep, that’s right. PREFECTLY IMPERFECT!
And wow, what a relief! This is coming from the girl that made a confession several months ago, right here on this blog, that I had a disease. The disease to please! And as soon as I sat last week to reflect one more time about this matter I made the very courageous decision to label myself as PERFECTLY IMPERFECT! But why? Really, most of us realize that we are not perfect. But even with this realization most women run the rat race of trying to be the perfect everything. The perfect mom. The perfect wife. The perfect daughter. The perfect friend. And we could go on and on. Today I step out to say, let’s made a confession. A cleansing confession. We are perfectly imperfect. Things I can now say to you: I didn’t make the bed Sunday. There is laundry in the dryer that I have fluffed twice and still have not folded. I ate fast food twice today. My work out was not spot on. I struggle almost everyday with something! My time management has been horrible lately. I forget things. Important things. I want what others have. Judge when I should not and hold onto grievances way too long. And I could continue. But what’s the point? Why admit that we are perfectly imperfect. Because so many of us gals are rushing around striving to be more, failing in our own minds, and beating ourselves up repeatedly and we need to break the cycle!
The greatest love and acceptance does not come from being perfect.
Actually, it comes from admitting that we are not perfect.
You are chosen and dearly loved! Just as you are! Jesus. The only perfect One. Loves us just as we are. He just says come, tell me about your imperfections…not the one’s that I listed above like making the bed, those that are even more difficult to say out loud. Come and tell me about your sins and trust in me! Trust that I died on a cross for your sins. And yes, I, the only perfect One, I embrace you just as you are! Furthermore, once you are mine…nothing can separate you from my love!
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Today, I confess, I’m perfectly imperfect and I cannot be everything for everybody, but I will be everything I can be for Jesus! Join me? Blessings sweet friends, Jodie